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Taveras: Raise minimum wage to $10.10 by 2018

January 23, 2014

PROVIDENCE — With the Democratic primary race for governor looking increasingly like a run to the left, candidate Angel Taveras came out of the gate Thursday with a plan to increase the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour by 2018.

The Providence mayor noted that the minimum wage increased from $7.75 to $8 an hour at the start of the year, and there is a proposal before the General Assembly – by Cumberland Rep. Jim McLaughlin (D-Dist. 57, Cumberland, Central Falls) – to raise it to $9. But even if that increase passes, Taveras said, “Rhode Islanders making minimum wage will still earn less in real terms than their peers did in 1968.”

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